Biodiesel Facts

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Biodiesel Facts 2016-11-11T01:47:43+00:00

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_5″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_slider hover_type=”none” width=”100%” height=”100%” class=”” id=””][fusion_slide type=”image” link=”” linktarget=”_self” lightbox=”yes”]http://anewtc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/soybeans.jpg[/fusion_slide][fusion_slide type=”image” link=”” linktarget=”_self” lightbox=”yes”]http://anewtc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/beans.jpg[/fusion_slide][/fusion_slider][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”3_5″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]What is Biodiesel?[/fusion_title][fusion_text]Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment.

Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and the first to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production. Meeting strict technical fuel quality and engine performance specifications, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modification and is covered by all major engine manufacturers’ warranties, most often in blends of up to 5 percent or 20 percent biodiesel. It is produced at plants in nearly every state in the country.(read more)[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Benefits of Biodiesel[/fusion_title][fusion_accordion divider_line=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_toggle title=”Air Quality” open=”yes”]Reduces emissions of harmful air pollutants such as asthma-causing fine particles, greenhouse gases, and acid rain forming sulfur dioxides.

Reduces carbon dioxide emissions.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Waste Minimization” open=”no”]When waste cooking oil is used in the production of biodiesel, a waste is diverted from municipal solid waste landfills and sewer systems.

The energy from waste cooking oil is recovered and converted into a product – a domestic, renewable, alternative fuel.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Water Quality” open=”no”]Local water quality is significantly improved. Therefore, fewer sewer spills contaminating streams, lakes, and bays happen because less fat, oil and grease accumulates in the public sewer pipes.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Environmental Risk” open=”no”]Unlike conventional diesel, biodiesel is non-toxic, biodegradable and safer to ship. Spills do not require emergency response clean-up activities.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Energy” open=”no”]Biodiesel is a renewable resource that can be produced domestically from animal fat, vegetable oil or used cooking oil. This decreases the country’s dependence on imported foreign oil. The Department of Energy analyzed the full biodiesel life-cycle and found that for every unit of fossil fuel used to produce biodiesel, 3.2 units of energy were gained. By contrast, petroleum diesel’s life cycle yields only 0.83 units of fuel product energy.[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”40″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””/][fusion_text]Source: http://www.epa.gov/region9/waste/biodiesel/benefits.html[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Eight Common Myths About Biodiesel[/fusion_title][fusion_text]

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Despite evidence to the contrary, these myths, and many more, persist. Click here to find out the whole story.

[/fusion_text][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-exclamation-triangle” iconcolor=”#ffffff” circle=”” circlecolor=”#0072bb” size=”13px” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=””]Meeting biofuels mandates would cause the United States to radically lower food production, causing worldwide price increases as well as food riots around the world.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Biofuels cause higher carbon emissions, instead of lowering them.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Biofuels use more energy in their production than they provide as a transport fuel.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]All biofuels have lower fuel economy than comparable fossil fuels.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Cellulosic biofuels will be five years away, forever.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]President Obama wants everyone to use algae-based biofuels that cost $26 per gallon.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Biofuels require massive subsidies.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Natural gas is a renewable fuel, too, and should receive the same advantages as biofuels.[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”15″ bottom_margin=”15″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””/][fusion_imageframe lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]